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Public Health Institute Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of the Farm Bill

June 10, 2013

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 954), commonly known as the farm bill, by a bipartisan vote of 66-27. The Public Health Institute (PHI) congratulates Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS) for their leadership to advance this legislation in a bipartisan fashion.  more

UN Takes ‘Momentous Step’ Toward Preventing Cancer, Heart Disease and Other Noncommunicable Diseases Throughout World

May 28, 2013

"The United Nations World Health Assembly took the momentous step yesterday of unanimously adopting an omnibus resolution concerning noncommunicable diseases," said Mary A. Pittman, president and CEO of the Public Health Institute.  more

Public Health Institute Calls for Protection of Nutrition Programs in Proposed Farm Bills

May 15, 2013

The Public Health Institute recognizes the leadership of Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran in the Senate, and Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Petersen in the House, in moving bipartisan Farm Bill proposals forward. In the end, the strongest Farm Bill will be one that fully protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its education component, SNAP-Ed.  more

Every Sequester Cut Is a Cut to the Public's Health

March 01, 2013

"The across-the-board cuts to the federal budget triggered by today’s sequester will be devastating to the public’s health. Reduced support for public health will cost jobs and resources in the short run, and the long term costs—in money and lives—will be borne by families and communities for years to come. There is still time for Congress to act quickly and reverse the impact."  more

Public Health Institute and California Project LEAN Applaud USDA Proposed Nutrition Standards for Foods Sold in Schools

February 04, 2013

The Public Health Institute (PHI) and California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal, ‘Smart Snacks in Schools,’ to establish minimum nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in schools.  more

Fiscal Cliff Deal Cuts SNAP-Ed, Critical Nutrition Program

January 02, 2013

“The last-minute political maneuvering by Congress to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ has undercut a critical nutrition program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed). The Public Health Institute is extremely disappointed and concerned about the health impacts of this rushed decision on our most vulnerable population, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps."  more

Statement from PHI's Mary A. Pittman on the US Senate's Failure on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

December 04, 2012

The Public Health Institute is deeply disappointed by the US Senate's failure to agree to US ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  more

Public Health Institute Opposes House Cuts to Nutrition Benefits in Farm Bill

July 12, 2012

The Public Health Institute strongly opposes the $16.5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that the House Agriculture Committee approved today as part of its 2012 Farm Bill (HR 6038).  more

Affordable Care Act Decision a Clarion Call for Prevention

June 28, 2012

Today's momentous Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sends a clear message: our transformation to a system of wellcare is underway, and there is no going back.  more

Public Health Institute Statement on Defeat of Proposition 29

June 22, 2012

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is deeply disappointed at the defeat of Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act. We applaud the Yes on Proposition 29 Campaign, led by the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and others, for fighting such a strong campaign in the face of overwhelming spending from an industry willing to place profits ahead of health.  more

Public Health Institute Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of the Farm Bill

June 21, 2012

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240) by a bipartisan vote of 64-35. The Public Health Institute (PHI) congratulates Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Roberts (R-KS) and Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) for their leadership to advance this legislation in a bipartisan fashion. This marks an important step towards enacting a farm bill during 2012.  more

House Appropriations Cuts to Global Health Funding Put Lives at Risk

May 18, 2012

Yesterday’s decision by the House Appropriations Committee to cut the level of global health funding provided through the FY2013 State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs bill, puts lives at risk in our most vulnerable communities around the world.

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On World Asthma Day, RAMP Calls for Continued Commitment to Ending Asthma Disparities

May 01, 2012

It's World Asthma Day, an opportunity for us all to take a moment to celebrate the progress we are making to improve the lives of those with asthma, and to prevent the onset of the disease in otherwise healthy people.
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The Public Health Institute Celebrates Affordable Care Act Successes, Calls for Action to Protect Law and Prevention Programs

March 23, 2012

The Public Health Institute celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the many ways in which this landmark legislation has already helped millions of Americans.  more

The Public Health Institute Denounces Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund as Harmful to Nation's Health and Economy

February 21, 2012

The Public Health Institute is profoundly disappointed that the Prevention and Public Health Fund was cut by $5 billion over the next ten years in an agreement signed into law by President Obama. As we enter the ACA's third year, PHI is more committed than ever to the law's promise to build a healthier nation. But this won't happen unless we make our voices heard.  more

The Public Health Institute Urges Commitment to Prevention and Vital Health Programs during Federal Budget Process

February 13, 2012

While acknowledging that President Obama's 2013 budget must reflect difficult choices during this troubled economic time, the Public Health Institute (PHI) urges that the U.S. remain committed to vital investments in prevention and public health, including the national Prevention and Public Health Fund.  more

Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS Joins the Public Health Institute, Continues to Build Capacity of Young Leaders in the Global Response to HIV

February 13, 2012

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a network of young leaders and adult allies working with youth on HIV/AIDS around the world, has recently joined the organization.  more

The Public Health Institute Welcomes New USDA School Meal Nutrition Standards as Important Step to Curbing Childhood Obesity

January 25, 2012

The Public Health Institute welcomes new standards released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will significantly improve the nutritional value of school meals served to approximately 32 million children every day. The standards will ensure that children are offered fruits and vegetables every day of the week as well as more whole grain-rich foods and only fat-free or low-fat milk.  more

Public Health Institute Welcomes HHS Final Rule on Preventive Health Services Guidelines for Women

January 23, 2012

The Public Health Institute welcomes the final rule on preventive health services issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 20. This action by HHS will help ensure that women with health insurance will have access to preventive services recommended by the Institute of Medicine, including all forms of contraception approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  more

Public Health Institute Joins New Coalition Calling for Increased Investment in Frontline Health Workers to Improve Global Health

January 11, 2012

The Public Health Institute joins the Frontline Health Workers Coalition in calling on the U.S. government to invest in frontline health workers in the developing world as a cost-effective way to save the lives of mothers and children as well as address AIDS and other global health threats.  more

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